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Festo Acquires Pneumatic Automation Component Manufacturer Fabco-Air

Festo has acquired Fabco-Air, Gainesville, Fla., a leading manufacturer of pneumatic automation components. The acquisition is the latest in a series of investments to support sales growth in North America. Festo officials said Fabco-Air’s automation components complement Festo solutions and its expanding portfolio of products.

Fabco-Air’s NPT pneumatic cylinders are applied by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on new machinery and systems. They are also used as replacement components in the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) market. Like Festo, Fabco-Air provides custom solutions that bring machines and systems to market faster with less engineering required by equipment manufacturers.

Fabco-Air, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, will continue to operate independently and will remain in Gainesville. Festo and Fabco-Air implementation teams are working together on sales channel and product catalog integration strategies.

“This new association with Festo provides Fabco-Air with the resources to grow larger and faster than otherwise possible,” said Scot LaMar, Fabco-Air General Manager. “Importantly for our employees and customers, Festo has a similar culture that comes from being a family owned business. It was a key consideration in the decision to join the Festo team.”

“Festo customers and sales channel partners are excited to have the expanded product range available for their applications,” said Michael Zakrzewski, Vice President of Marketing Management – North America. “The acquisition of Fabco-Air quickly broadens our product line, creating opportunities to fulfill more customer requirements with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.” 

Fabco Air Compact

Compact round body cylinders from Fabco-Air are perfect for space-constrained applications, or anywhere high force and shorter stroke are required.

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Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. For more information, visit